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Rick Wolf and Peter Scherman (that’s Rick on the left and Peter on the right) are both experienced speakers who have presented on a range of innkeeping related topics at the state, regional, and national level. They gather and analyze research for the Innkeeping industry and welcome the opportunity to share it with others. Contact Us

Posts Tagged ‘bed and breakfast’


Pop-Up Dinners at Your Bed and Breakfast

June 27th, 2017 by Janet Wolf

Ever thought of doing Pop-Up dinners at your bed and breakfast? If you love fun food experiences, this is a great way to express that love. It is also another way to expose your Inn to a wider audience. In addition it is an opportunity to invite your community, business friends, and locals to your […]

What is a Casa Particular?

March 17th, 2016 by Janet Wolf

Recently Rick and I with a mix of innkeepers and a few ‘civilians’ travelled as a group to Cuba. We travelled through a People to People Exchange Program with the T.R.E.E. Institute. This is a charitable organization that “promotes better quality of life for all humanity through an understanding of plants and their role in […]

Bed and Breakfast-Experiential Travel

January 28th, 2015 by Janet Wolf

    It’s the new buzz phrase and it has caught on big time. Once again the focus is on the millennial and their travel wants and needs. Despite what the studies and media are putting out there the generation gap may not be that wide. We all want an exceptional experience when we travel. […]

Thanksgiving Pie-For Breakfast?

November 26th, 2013 by Janet Wolf

On the subject of pie. Thanksgiving pie may be on your mind, fresh from your oven or your local bakery. But pie for breakfast? Many of you Yankee innkeepers, transplanted or native, may have heard this dity. To foreigners, a Yankee is an American. To Americans, a Yankee is a Northerner. To northerners, a Yankee […]

Love is in the Air

February 13th, 2013 by Janet Wolf

February is for lovers…such a familiar line for every bed and breakfast that offers a Valentine’s Day special for the entire month or for the Valentine’s Day weekend. Chocolate covered strawberries, champagne and red roses and that special breakfast. Romance and s__ that’s what you sell! But what about love? I find this a good time of year […]

Norman T. Simpson – Country Inns and Back Roads

January 10th, 2013 by Janet Wolf

Once upon a time there was a man by the name of Norman T. Simpson. He travelled the roads of our vast country and wrote of the unique country inns he visited. He talked with the innkeepers and the guests and quoted their words of wisdom and advice. His comments were light hearted and full […]

V is also for VALUE-with a Bed & Breakfast

September 3rd, 2012 by Scott Bushnell

Mark Orwoll, International Editor of Travel + Leisure was interviewed this morning by CBS Morning Show who spoke to the hidden fees that surprise hotel travelers…and often cause that debate with the hotel front clerk that is uncomfortable for the guest and annoying for the clerk. According to Mr. Orwoll, and due to the economy slump starting […]

First Days of Innkeeping

July 16th, 2012 by Janet Wolf

‘Don’t sweat the small stuff’, advice we hear frequently. But with new innkeepers starting off in the height of the season that small stuff can seem awfully BIG. Many of you may recall your first jittery days as innkeepers and can look back with a nostalgic chuckle or two. We received a very expressive email […]

Guest Complaints:Face to Face or Facebook

June 25th, 2012 by Janet Wolf

Remember William Buckley Jr., the conservative political commentator and author? He had a command for the English language unlike no other. Here is what he wrote in an essay about why people don’t complain face to face. “…we are all increasingly anxious in America to be unobtrusive, we are reluctant to make our voices heard, […]

Comic Relief

May 22nd, 2012 by Janet Wolf

We all need to laugh sometimes or a great deal. Rick and I are fortunate to have a brother-in-law who makes us laugh a lot. Just before we bought our bed and breakfast we were staying with my sister and brother-in-law over the holidays. We were presented with the following on our departure. We still laugh out loud whenever we […]

L is for Les Clefs d’Or – Keys of Gold

April 25th, 2012 by Janet Wolf

The professional concierge organization, Les Clefs d’Or, has been around since 1929 and you may have known or guessed, was formed in France. The crossed golden keys a member earns is quite prestigious, there are only 650 in the United States and about 3500 worldwide. The organization is strictly a hotel service organization. Sorry, no […]

F is for Family

March 9th, 2012 by Janet Wolf

“After raising families and pursuing successful careers, we are fulfilling a long standing dream of running a bed and breakfast”. This is a typical statement from empty nester innkeepers of a certain age, you may be one of them. Rick and I certainly were when we purchased our bed and breakfast, our son was in […]

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